Yun Huang

Yun Huang

Assistant Professor

226 Hinds Hall | Phone: 315-443-5299

yhuang@syr.edu

http://yunhuang.syr.edu

Overview

Yun Huang is an Assistant Professor of the iSchool at Syracuse University. Before joining iSchool, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She received both her master's degree and doctorate from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at UC Irvine. She earned her bachelor's degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Research

Prof. Huang’s research examines new context-driven ways of designing mobile social crowdsourcing systems. She approaches this issue using the following research methods: empirical studies of how different stakeholders use and contribute to crowdsourcing systems (especially mobile social systems); systematic characterizations of contribution models with theoretical analysis of impacting factors and context in crowdsourcing environments; and design and empirical evaluation of systems that enables people’s ubiquitous accessibility to service, ideas and content, as well as to improve community well-being.

To date, she has been working on and has released 5 different systems that tap into the fields of public transit service (Tiramisu), public safety (SU DPS), community emotions (Emotion Map), community as library collection (Human Library) and web accessibility (CAN). These systems are driven by emerging needs and trending issues. For example, how to utilize open government data or service data from public service providers, such as transit service data or open crime data, or how to enable transitioning of library service from collection-driven approach to be community-driven focus. Building her own systems, she has the opportunity to experience real-world challenges, e.g. balancing the needs of different stakeholders, and gains hands-on experiences of designing a system from scratch and releasing it to the public. Having full control of the systems, she is able to examine different context and running randomized field experiments to assess the casual relationship between different design approaches and user behaviors.

Specific areas of her interest include Human Computer Interaction, Mobile Applications and Systems, Social Media and Social Networking, Inclusive Web and Cloud Computing.

Teaching

IST 659 Data Administration Concepts and Database Management

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST659 M001 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Fall 2017 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2018 IST659 M003 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2018 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST659 M001 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Fall 2016 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2017 IST659 M003 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2017 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST659 M001 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Fall 2015 IST687 M003 Applied Data Science
Spring 2016 IST659 M003 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2016 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST659 M001 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2015 IST659 M003 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Spring 2014 IST659 M003 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt